Mod-Tronic Instruments Ltd. can supply flex circuits that offer many benefits over conventional printed circuit board. Flex circuits provide the high precision, repeatability, and density of a PCB combined with complete three dimensional design freedom. These flex circuits are supplied by Minco and are often used for applications that require tight tolerances and fine-line circuits, such as military, aerospace and medical devices. These circuits also feature robust construction for long life and excellent impedance control. Minco flex circuits are available in a variety of materials to suit the application. Our experienced personnel can help customers find the best options.
Some of the major benefits of flex circuits over hard circuit board include versatile shapes, lower mass, and vibration resistance. With the ability to bring the advantages of printed circuits to three dimensions, flex-circuits can offer repeatable installation to replace discrete wiring or ribbon cable. The flexibility of design also contributes to the lower weight of flex-circuits, as with a little experimentation, a flex circuit can be designed to save up to 75 per cent of the space and/or weight of traditional wiring.
Flex circuits from Minco offer fine pitch with lines and spaces as small as 0.08 mm (0.003 inches). To allow for mounting of components, the circuits can incorporate stiffiners or rigid zones. When combined with surface mount technology, these circuits can offer unparalleled packaging density.
Minco flex-circuits are built to last. For example, the standard practice is to cover the conductors with polyimide. When compared to a simple soldermask, this dielectric layer provides far better circuit protection. A range of other options are available for base and cover materials to suit different ambient conditions. These flex-circuits can also be made very thin and still offer the durability to withstand millions of flexing cycles, while carrying power and signal without a break.
Mod-Tronic Instruments Inc. has been in business since 1972. We are the ideal source for all types of sensors, heaters, controls, instrumentation, and more. We stock thousands of catalogue items for same day shipment. To help customers with their application challenges, our sales force draws on more than 80 years of combined experience.